Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Some minor progress on the Tau front.

o/

Well I finally got a hold of some black primer and was able to make a test run on the Fire Warrior's color scheme. As well as an alternate color scheme on the Devilfish's commander. My Girlfriend gave both the thumb's up, so will keep both as is. I don't expect much in the way of painting vehicle crews though, especially as the Tau tank commander special character is a FAILcrap mini and a whopping $16 for a little bitty guy that's leaning out of a turret hatch. Umm...yeah, no thanks.


Anyways, as the vehicles have a lot more blue on them than the regular infantry, I painted the crewman's armor to reflect that. Meanwhile, on the Fire Warrior below the shoulder stripe will be used to tell the squad's apart (blue in this guy's case).


Speaking of the Tau, my progress on my Gyrmn-counts-as-Tau has also been slow. However I did finish one of my shield bots. Cute little guy that it is,  I'm sure my opponents will be all to happy to kill it to maintain the 'Grim Dark' which has no place for cuteness.


Yesterday I also received my Grymn's  Mawe walker in the mail.  As stated previously, this will be used as a counts-as-Commander's crises suit (sans jump jets). Its about the height of a crises suit and has a 50mm base. I sent Hasslefree an inquiry yesterday, to see if I could order another twin-gatling gun arm, since in hindsight, 2 twin-linked burst cannons would look really cool!


Its amusing to note that the 'little guy' companies can produce resin models that equal the design quality of Forgeworld. Yet, at the same time their products lack the incessant part warpage, modeling defects, and dreadful slathering of mold release (that just won't fucking wash off!) that Forgeworld so often does. Indeed the gatling gun barrels are hollowed out to about half their length, and are perfect. No issues whatsoever! Things like this, when compared to some of my Forgeworld models (lack-of) quality experiences, make me wonder if I'll ever buy from them again...

5 comments:

Kushial said...

I'm wondering if Forge World has changed their formula and molds a bit myself. Older models like you say have that hard to remove release and warping on long pieces. The newer Forge World pieces I've gotten, like the Contemptor, some infantry, and such, haven't have the same issues.

Da Masta Cheef said...

I would hope that they would have made some improvements. I haven't bought anything FW in quite a long time, and my old rant on here about Screech's Medusa was enough to make anyone question buying their products...

neverness said...

Neat...I like the color scheme on the Tau troops.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks!

Rifkind Wolfwalker said...

Yes my Tau army looks amazing! But then again... you do fantastic work!
The color scheme looks amazing too! Purple Tau rock.


I love your Grymns as Tau too.. they are super adorable. :)